New Effort to Reform New Jersey Wine Shipping Laws

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Under New Jersey law, wineries that produce over 250,000 gallons a year are prohibited from selling directly to consumers in the Garden State. This law applies to both in-state and out-of-state wineries, and according to the Philadelphia Business Journal, New Jersey liquor store owners are the main opponents of reform:

A coalition calling itself Free the Grapes is pushing legislation that would allow major wine producers to ship bottles of their alcoholic libations directly to consumers in New Jersey.

Right now, the most prolific producers of wine are barred from shipping their products to individual buyers in the Garden State…

But the N.J. Liquor Store Alliance, which represents the retail side of the industry, is telling them to put a cork in it…

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